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Table 2 Systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, pulse pressure (PP) and PP changes by estimated age of menopause. N = 259. Only women pre- or perimenopausal at baseline included.

From: Pulse pressure and age at menopause

    Baseline 6-year follow-up    
Estimated age at
menopause
N Average age at
baseline
SBP DBP PP SBP DBP PP PP change Adj.1 PP change 95% CI
45–50.4 151 47.8 115.8 71.7 44.1 121.4 71.6 49.7 5.7 5.7 3.4–8.0
50.5–52.4 43 49.1 117.1 71.9 45.2 125.3 73.2 52.1 6.8 6.5 2.7–10.4
52.5–54.4 37 50.3 117.8 72.5 45.3 122.9 73.4 49.5 4.2 4.1 -0.2–8.4
54.5–65.5 28 52.0 123.2 74.4 48.8 128.3 73.6 54.7 5.92 6.73 1.3–12.1
  1. 1 Adjusted for baseline age, baseline PP, race, hypertensive medication use and ARIC field center. 2 Test for overall linear trend p = 0.87. 3 Test for overall linear trend p = 0.74.